Retail Sales


  • Pros Say: More Retailers to Go Under Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 4:43 AM ET

    November retail sales figures will be released later on Thursday. But as analysts revise their forecasts down on concerns of slowing consumer spending due to recessionary woes, experts predict further troubles for the retail sector.

  • The Great Gift Card Scare of 2008 Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 9:29 PM ET

    What happens if you buy a gift card to a store that goes out of business?

  • The Things You Should Never Buy From a Dollar Store Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 9:16 PM ET

    As the economy tightens, the popularity of dollar stores expands. But there are some products you should never buy, no matter the price.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Thursday Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 6:52 PM ET

    In this Web Extra find out how the traders are playing Thursday's market moving events including financial guidance from Merck, retail numbers and more.

  • Retailers Move Market? Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 6:42 PM ET

    If you think navigating the mall during the holidays is tough, just try trading the retailers.

  • Sponsors Paying For Your Fight Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 5:06 PM ET

    On Saturday night, Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao will fight in Las Vegas. And the biggest story line going is the HBO Pay-Per-View price. At $54.95, Bob Raissman of the Daily News has dubbed it "Boxing's (Last) Price Gouge."

  • Also, where to save the most time and money when you're doing your holiday shopping.

  • Are Toys Too Pricey for a Recession? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    The retailer Syms has long said, "An Educated Consumer Is Our Best Customer", but in these times where shoppers are looking to stretch their budgets, it looks as those most people are becoming educated customers.

  • Dow Sheds Nearly 700 Points, Snapping Streak Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 5:15 PM ET

    Stocks snapped their best five-day winning streak in 75 years with a resounding crack, giving back more than half the gains in one session.

  • Plaxico Burress Jersey

    When a player gets traded or gets in trouble, sporting goods retailers are among the most nervous. If the player is very popular and never plays for the team again, it's a disaster from an inventory standpoint. Retailers have to slash prices to somehow get rid of the useless jerseys.

  • "Volatility Trade" Biggest Factor In Sell-Off? Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 4:18 PM ET

    With volatility this high, it's little wonder that last week's 20 percent rally in the S&P 500 is being met with aggressive selling today.

  • Rustling Through the Bargain Bin for Retail Stocks Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    Sweet deals inspired shoppers to hit the mall this weekend, but it doesn't look like the buying binge was enough to save the holiday season. But what's the outlook for investors beyond that. CNBC talked with two retail analysts to get their take.

  • Black Friday Comes Up A Winner For Sports Leagues Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:24 PM ET
    Black Friday

    The NFL reports that sales on its NFLShop.com were also a record high for Black Friday and the site's third highest grossing day ever. The top four best selling items since Thanksgiving all involved New York: Favre jerseys were No. 1 and No. 2.

  • Shopping J. Crew Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:23 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer puts Monday's market drop into perspective and a quick call on Apple.

  • Stocks Pull Back Amid Economic Worries Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 2:51 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back Monday after logging their best five-day streak in 75 years last week.

  • Make a Holiday Budget and Stick to It! Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 2:49 PM ET

    Pick up a pen right now and write down how much you can afford spend this month. That, my friends, is your budget.

  • Cyber Monday

    Online retailers are rolling out the deals for "CyberMonday," and Blue Nile, an online jeweler, is no different.

  • Predictions: 9 For '09 For The World Of Sports Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 2:12 PM ET
    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers rise again, Brett Favre stays in the game, the Olympic Committee makes a stunning move and more pro sports teams than ever go up for sale.

  • Stocks Slide as Gauge of Manufacturing Tumbles Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 12:36 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back Monday after logging their best five-day streak in 75 years last week.

  • The Good News And Bad News From Black Friday Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 12:12 PM ET

    Not surprisingly, retail stocks are selling off along with the rest of the market--in fact retail stocks have given up about one-third of the gains made in the past week and a half.